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Journal of Materials Science

, Volume 29, Issue 9, pp 2487–2490 | Cite as

The interfacial properties of fibrous composites

Part III Effect of the thickness of the silane coupling agent
  • C. Y. Yue
  • M. Y. Quek
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Abstract

The dependence of the magnitude of the interfacial parameters for a glass-fibre-reinforced polypropylene on the thickness of the applied silane layer on the glass-fibre surface was investigated. The interfacial parameters studied included the interfacial-shear strength, the interfacial coefficient of friction, the interfacial-frictional stress and the shrinkage pressure. These parameters were evaluated from pull-out data using a recent model. The results indicate that the maximum interfacial-shear strength is obtained at a critical thickness of the silane layer on the treated fibre. Both the interfacial-frictional stress and the interfacial coefficient of friction decreased with increased thickness of the silane coat.

Keywords

Polymer Silane Shrinkage Polypropylene Material Processing 
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© Chapman & Hall 1994

Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Y. Yue
    • 1
  • M. Y. Quek
    • 1
  1. 1.School of Mechanical and Production EngineeringNanyang Technological UniversitySingaporeSingapore

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